Earth Day, AAC Style
For more than 50 years, people in the US have marked April 22 as a day to honor our planet and demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here are some AAC-friendly ideas and materials to celebrate Earth Day.
- Learn about the importance of Earth Day with this book from Boardmaker.
- Getting to the Core of Earth Day
- Write an acrostic poem like this one by Donna O’Reilly.
- Make infused water for a planet-friendly drink using these resources from the AAC Language Lab.
- Play Earth Day BINGO with these LessonPix materials by Liz Sturgill.
- Let’s Go Outside!
- Do some easy Earth Day crafts with these links curated by Special Learning House.
- Make some Earth Day waffles with this recipe from Shevi Greebel.
- Create a language experience survey. Here are some possible questions for your survey
- What are your favorite outdoor activities?
- Tell me about a time when you had an outdoor adventure.
- What are some ways that you reuse and recycle?
- Make some Earth Day plant heads with Erin Pleuss’s project directions.
- Create some Earth Day art with these Dot Marker Mystery Pictures from Mrs. Thompson’s Treasures.
- If file folder activities are your jam, take a look at this set from Autism Educators.
- Have some fun with this recycling-themed game by All Things Kindergarten.
- Tour the Grand Canyon with Elmo & friends.
- Plan some hands-on activities with this flipbook and activity packet from Heart 2 Heart Teaching.
- Make some Earth Day Promises with this writing activity from KTPonTPT.
- Is it time for some slime? Check out this recipe for Earth Day Slime from A Sparkle of Genius.
- Pay a virtual visit to a national park.
- Explore some of the Junior Ranger virtual activities.
- Make an Earth Day Wreath with these materials from the AAC Language Lab.
- Learn about the High Line in New York City with these passages from Jillian Starr.
- Get moving with this Sensory Nature Walk from the OT Toolbox.
- Plan to take some mindfulness moments with trees as suggested by the Heritage Conservancy
- Head to the park and sing The Park Song by Speech and Language Songs.
- Build a backyard fairy house.
- Play backyard conservation Bingo.
- Go on a nature scavenger hunt using this form from the Delaware Nature Conservancy.
- Make a planetary craft with this fun activity from the AAC Language Lab.
- Go on a virtual field trip to the Recycling Center with your friends from Sesame Street.
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This post was written by Carole Zangari